On the launch day of Warlords of Draenor, I thought I’d change it up and talk about Diablo. I recently hit 70 on my crusader – the first time I’ve hit the level cap in Diablo III. I never actually posted about this character at all. After gem and I finished Reaper of Souls near the end of September, I created a seasonal crusader and leveled only through Adventure Mode. The game is much more fun and quick in Adventure Mode, so I was very happy with that. I enjoyed the crusader as well. He has a strong and steady feel like he could walk through any barrier. I particularly like using flails, but I use whatever’s best.
Now that I’m at the level cap, I could check out endgame. I’m playing on Master currently because I can’t quite handle Torment. As such, no Greater Rifts for me yet, but I did try my hand at Nephalem Rifts. They’re… not that fun. In addition, combining gems has always been one of the most satisfying parts of the game for me, but now I can’t afford to combine all my gems. Boo! I intend to play some more, pushing into Torment and trying Greater Rifts, but I don’t know if it’ll happen. After the first night of being max level, my drive to play fell greatly. However, I know I’ll be back in season two to try a new class!
Blizzard officially announced Reaper of Souls as the expansion to Diablo III at GamesCon on Wednesday morning. Normally I’d write a Suggested Reading post for Thursday, but I had to give this its own post.
Like most people predicted, Malthael, formerly the Archangel of Wisdom, returns as the Angel of Death, intent on stealing the Black Soulstone. As usual, Blizzard creates an exciting trailer that has be ready to play Reaper of Souls. I got the announcement from Eldorian’s post at BlizzPro.
- the crusader, a new class, a holy knight;
- an increased level cap at 70;
- a new loot system in which there are less drops but they’re more likely to be optimized for your character;
- changes to the paragon system;
- loot runs, short, randomized dungeons;
- transmogrification and enchants through the mystic
Most of my friends weren’t happy with Diablo III, but I really enjoyed it. Part of this probably came from the fact that I only played through it once. I finished normal as a demon hunter, and afterwards, I tried a demon hunter in hardcore as well a monk in normal. Neither made it to Act II. I didn’t really consider this a problem as I wasn’t expecting to continuing progressing like I did in earlier installments. I think this probably saved me from seeing problems other saw. Whatever the reason, I really enjoyed Diablo III, and Reaper of Souls looks great. I had no problems with the tone of the core game, but I’m looking forward to this darker feel as well.
Hopefully it’s not too far away!